This book "asserts that the origin and spread of languages must be examined primarily through the time-tested techniques of linguistic analysis, rather than those of evolutionary biology" and "defends traditional practices in historical linguistics while remaining open to new techniques, including computational methods" and "will appeal to readers interested in world history and world geography."
Grundzüge der Morphologie des Deutschen [Fundamentals of German Morphology]
This book is intended for all students of German Studies and provides the full range of inflection and formation of words in German. It also covers the structure of the ›small‹ parts of speech and takes into account historical developments as well as the formation of foreign words. The presentation is oriented particularly on the new study curricula and is separated into introductory and advanced chapters. It is supplemented by numerous examples and problem-oriented discussions, exercises and sample solutions as well as references and an extensive glossary to facilitate exam preparation.